Home Sports Former Jets wide-receiver Joshua Bellamy ripped off $1.2M in COVID-19 funds: feds

Former Jets wide-receiver Joshua Bellamy ripped off $1.2M in COVID-19 funds: feds

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This wide receiver’s hands were maybe a little too sticky.

Former New York Jets wide-receiver Joshua Bellamy out bilked a coronavirus stimulus program for more than $1 million, federal prosecutors in Florida charged Thursday.

Bellamy allegedly obtained $1.2 million in fraudulent loans from the Payment Protection Program for his company “Drip Entertainment,” according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida.

The NFL player went shopping with the illegally obtained cash, buying up luxury goods at high-end retail shops, according to the complaint.

“On June 8, 2020, BELLAMY purchased $5,381.60 in goods at Gucci and $1,020.98 at Milano Exchange. On June 14, 2020, BELLAMY spent $2,014.80 at Dior,” prosecutors wrote.

“Bellamy’s bank records also reflect a number of expenditures for what appears to be travel and hotels. From M ay 28 to July 24, 2020, BELLAMY spent over $6,630 on transactions with various airlines. He also spent approximately $62,774 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino,” the complaint adds.

Attorney information for Bellamy was not immediately available.

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